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Monthly Archives: June, 2015

  1. Dr. Sam Minner Selected as Next NMHU President

    Las Vegas, NM – The New Mexico Highlands Board of Regents selected Sam Minner June 29 as the university’s next president. Minner, who was the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Radford University in Virginia, will start at Highlands July 1. “We feel Dr. Minner understands and appreciates the role and mission of…

  2. New Highlands Literary Journal Gains National Recognition

    Las Vegas, NM – A new literary journal from Highlands University called New Mexico Review is gaining national recognition and was featured recently on a Boston radio station. The segment, “Meet Me in New Mexico,” aired on Internet-based Boston Free Radio on poet Georgia Bellas’ show that focuses on the literary arts. “There is beautiful…

  3. Social Work Graduate to Develop Latino Substance Abuse Prevention Program

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University social work graduate plans to develop a school-based substance abuse prevention program for Latino youth. Marcos Martínez, MSW 2010, recently completely his Ph.D. in social work from Arizona State University and joins the social work faculty in a tenure track position at Florida International University in Miami fall…

  4. Interim School of Education Dean Retires

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – The Highlands University School of Education interim dean Belinda Laumbach retires June 30. Laumbach served as interim dean since January 2013 and was also a longtime School of Education faculty member. During her tenure as interim dean, Laumbach garnered approximately $500,000 in grants from the New Mexico Higher Education Department…

  5. Highlands Co-Sponsors Higher Education Diversity Summit

    Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Highlands University student Shanice McPherson, a Jamaican, speaks on the student panel at the Diversity Summit at the university June 8 – 9. At the right are Eric Romero, languages and culture professor and panel moderator, and Highlands student Rydell Chee of the Navajo Nation. Las Vegas, N.M. – Supportive faculty and…

  6. Alumna Barbara Perea Casey Tapped For Bilingual Education Award

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – The New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education tapped Highlands University alumna Barbara Perea Casey for the Matías L. Chacón award for her contribution to advancing bilingual education at the state level. Perea Casey’s career as a bilingual educator, superintendent, and state legislator spans 40 years. She was also a longtime…